With the constant threat of roadside IEDs, ensuring that soldiers are safe within the vehicles they are travelling in is paramount.
Stratos Seating is doing that exactly with its second generation of attenuated, mine blast resistant, driver and crew seats.
“At Stratos we are continuing to develop products that will ensure the safety of our troops,” said Stratos defence advisor Gordon Lewis.
“We developed the second generation of seating when we saw that improvements could be made on the first generation (currently fitted to the ‘off the production line’ Australian Bushmasters).”
“When Defence became aware of the second generation seat, we were asked to fast track testing and production so they could be included in the recent upgrade to Australian Bushmasters in Afghanistan.”
The Generation 2 seat is an elegant and economical design that can be easily adapted to a wide range of vehicles. They are ideal for floor mounted applications which require effective blast mitigation with limited available vertical movement.
Author: David Jones